A few weeks ago, I ran across a blog that set up a “challenge” I was too late to get on the challenge, but it sounded like fun so I thought we could try it here.
Participants pick 5 books that they would recommend to someone else, that you identified with or that tell something about you. You may but don’t have to tell us why you chose a book for your list. It can be any reading level. Then you pick 5 books from other people’s lists to read.
Pick your 5 recommendations and post on the forums by September 15, 2007. Then you can pick from other’s list, read those and post your reviews.
I will start with my 5 recommendations in no particular order
To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, Set in the south in the 1930’s, about widowed lawyer, Atticus Finch, and his two young children.
Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White. About a pig, a spider and friendship.
Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy- A great story teller and his descriptions are magnificent.
Outer Banks by Anne Rivers Siddons- about friends spending the summer in North Carolina.
Exodus by Leon Uris about the Jewish refugees, moving to Palestine after World War II.
The Giver by Lois Lowry. I read very little science fiction but this stuck with me for a long time.
What are your recommendations? Come back in a few weeks, see what others have recommended and pick 5 you want to read.